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Aug 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
snowden temporary asylum, the nsa surveillance program is coming under increasing criticism in washington from an unlikely bipartisan coalition. we will speak with republican huggers member thomas massie of kentucky and democratic congressman or her john conyers of michigan on their efforts to tracking everyom phone call in the united states. >> it is my fear that we are on the verge of becoming a surveillance state, collecting billions of electronic records on law-abiding americans every single day. >> then, a national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors spreads across 7 cities. [indiscernible] we cannot support our families on what we make. workerill speak with one who went on strike. he is a father of three who works at both burger king and pizza hut. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national se
Aug 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
while the united states sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing nsa spy programs. in a statement released by wikileaks, edward snowden said -- a russian lawyer for snowden said he is set to begin a new life in russia. we will have more on snowden and the latest nsa leaks after headlines with two members of congress were trying to defined the nsa's all collection of phone and data records -- democrat john conyers of michigan and kentucky republican thomas massie. says iraq hasions closed out its deadliest month in more than five years following a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings. in total, the violence killed 1057 iraqis and injured more than 2300 in july. many of the attacks focused on iraq's shiite majority which leads the government. in egypt, supporters of former president mohammed morsi are .aunching new protests today the interimedge by government to gradually clear out morsi supporters who have been occupying cairo squares, protesters said thursday they will remain in place. we will not evacuate the square until mohamed morsi is returned to power and
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the investigators, the actual territory is held, so ultimately, it will be the rebel forces who determine whether or not the you when inspectors have the access that they require. it is said that this now comes to old late. . we are hearing from the u.n. that they will, regardless, begin their investigation on moday. the united states has very little doubt that damascus was behind this chemical strike, and the intelligence is basing these claims on the number of reported deaths. we are hearing upwards of 100 peop
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
earlier this year, so he still faces the possibility of being returned to jail. >>> the nsa surveillance network can reportedly see about 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. this is according to this report out today in the "wall street journal." they've been investigating. so this report says that the nsa sometimes keeps the content of e-mails between u.s. citizens and then filters some domestic phone calls that use internet connections. the nsa has recently stated that it only, and their word is touches, touches 1.6% of the world's internet data. john jo joe johns, let me bring you in on this one from washington. what does this "wall street journal" report tell us as far as how the nsa is filtering e-mail and internet traffic? >> it sounds like nsa has a second shot. some of this we already knew. the nsa asks the telecommunications companies, brooke, to give it streams of traffic that the telecom company reasonably believes to contain foreign intelligence information. by the way, that's not everything that happens on the internet or on telephones. but it's still a lot of information. the
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Aug 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. now, the nsa calls them mistakes. jennifer griffin in washington for us with details. >> heather, the may 2012 internal nsa audit showed thousands of privacy violations in one year alone. in some cases, the nsa was monitoring the phone records of residents of washington, d.c., whose area code 202 is similar to that of egypt. nsa compliance director john delong said the violations were not willful wior malicious and represented a, quote, minuscule percentage of nsa surveillance activity during a rare conference call by the super-secret spy agency. nsa whistle-blower edward snowden provided newspapers the documents months ago. forrer house speaker nancy pelosi called the revelations extremely disturbing, democratic senator pat leahy plans to hold more judiciary hearings to investigate. >> the nsa has become a menace, and the constitutional rights of americans are under a broad assault here. the fourth amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, the first amendment right for freedom of speech, these are under attack. >> the chairman of the house and senate intel
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Aug 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT
on the deaths of diana and her companion dodi. >>> new reaction now to the growing nsa scandal. they broke rules thousands of times. this after president obama repeatedly assured americans that the agency had not overstepped its bounds. now critics on both sides of the aisle raising new questions about nsa oversight. elizabeth live from washington with more. elizabeth, there is renewed talk now of legislation. what are some lawmakers proposing? >> well, lawmakers are discussing whether a failed former amendment would have fundamentally changed the way the agency could collect personal information and if it should be brought to the table again. this is a national security agency defended its tactics as americans learned this week it violated privacy rules on thousands of occasions while some were unintendsed, others showed breaches of stan ard procedures. house and senate argue if there needs to be more advance approval including court or congressional oversight. >> now we need to hold another classified hearing just for the committee so we can drill down into the issues of how the programs are b
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Aug 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
spying on the united nations. according to documents, nsa leaker ed snowden gave to germany's der spiegel magazine the national security agency hacked into the u.n.'s closed video feed. that let agents tap into meetings private diplomats. the documents claim that the nsa bugged the european union offices in d.c. and even hacked into its computer network. catherine herridge with the news live from d.c. now. catherine, what more are you learning about this? >> well, thank you, jon, according to the new nsa documents the national security agency not only infiltrated but cracked the code of the u.n. internal video conferencing network leading to it a significant jump in the nsa's intelligence reporting on the u.n. body. today a u.n. spokesman saying the reported bugging violates international agreements. >> the viability of diplomatic missions including the united nations and other international missions whose functions are protected by the relevant international conventions like the vienna convention has been well established international law. >> der spiegel also reporting that the nsa surv
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Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
is i have for us in washington. catherine, what is the reaction from the nsa? >> reporter: heather, the nsa is pushing back against "the wall street journal" story this morning though officials do not point to a specific claim other than saying the figure of 75% is overly broad. in a statement to fox news a nsa spokesperson says quote, nsa signals intelligence mission is centered on defeating foreign adversaries who are aiming to harm the country. we defend against threats and working to protect privacy rights of u.s. persons. it is not either/or. it is both. the use of the devices that allow the agency to pull data in real time as it passes through web networks. the in. sa's definition of collection relies on an intelligence directive which defines collection as analyzing retrieving information, not actually storing it, heather. heather: catherine, where does it leave the administration? >> reporter: in his most recent comments on the ns aft controversy president obama said more americans learn about the nsa programs and safeguards built into the programs he believes the more comf
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Aug 23, 2013 1:00am PDT
to go on to the nsa, you won't do anything in syria even if they use poison attacks. >> those attacks are wrong. >> bill: but you're not going to do anything about it? >> i'll ask you, is it a false flag operation? what would you do? >> bill: n but if they are using gas i would definitely use airpower there. okay, nsa. i think most americans don't like the intrusion. you want to do away with the nsa. that's what dennis kucinich wants to abolish, the agency. >> absolutely. >> bill: what would you put in its place to monitor communications by terrorists all over the world? >> i'd mick sure that all the existing intelligence agencies were abiding by the law. >> bill: okay, okay. >> the nsa has become a rogue agency. >> bill: i don't have time. only have a minute. say we abolish the nsa. not going to happen, but say obama does it. what would you put in its place? >> we have existing intelligence agencies who could handle this. let's face it, most of this work is being done by internet providers. 91% of the internet traffic goes through this program. >> bill: you'd let the cia and fbi hand
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, and jimy williams. we've had a lot of upset over the fact of the nsa collecting data, you know, what kind they're collecting, but it turns out there's another organization collecting information, and it's the nra. >> yes, you know, there's a couple different interesting things about this story. one the fact there's a group to the right of the nra that is attacking the nra. >> and the second thing is i think this points at something that is troubling to people that really care about civil liberties and privacy. people usually don't think about the collection of data for commercial or marketing purposes. this is why the nra was correcting this data. so they could fund raise off these people. it is just as bad or just as much an invasion of privacy. you do different things with it, but you know, i'm sort of glad they're calling attention to this. >> jimmy, how did the nra handle just the naked hypocrisy or apparent hypocrisy of railing about collecting information, when they are doing it? i realize you assume that the national rifle association has morals or any guilt -- i'm telling you that
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Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
new stories. >> inyou had concluding this one, jon, busted for buging? a new report says the nsa cracked videoconferencing system at u.n. and apparently that is not all. >>> plus jody arias is back before a judge. today we could learn when the retrial of the convicted killer's penalty phase will begin. >>> and there is talk about making an entrance? bandits storm a pawn shop. why what they got away with has police very worried. it is all happing right now. jon: good morning to you, with us today, is arthel neville. in for jenna lee. arthel: we'll start with this, jon. a-team of u.n. inspectors coming under sniper fire in damascus. a spokesman saying it happened while they were on their way to inspect the site where hundreds of people were killed in a reported chemical attack last week. for days syria wouldn't let the team go near the site. the government finally agreeing to allow the inspectors to visit that starting today but a senior u.s. official dismissed the offer as too late to be credible saying crucial evidence could have already been destroyed. leland vittert is live in
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
is the nsa trampling on the u.s. constitution? new revelations its gathered thousands and thousands of e-mails from innocent americans. martha: and the race debate is back on the front burner today, sadly. it is there because of three teenagers who are accused of gunning down this college athlete because they were bored. what else do we know here? what a top civil rights leader is now saying about this the victim's heartbroken girlfriend speaks out. >> personally hand-picked quality for the perfect person i think he would be the outcome that you would find. running ou? ♪ the vo: two years of grad school. 20 years with the company. thousands of presentations. and one hard earned partnership. it took a lot of work to get this far. so now i'm supposed to take a back seat when it comes to my investments? there's zero chance of that happening. avo: when you work with a schwab financial consultant, you'll get the guidance you need with the control you want. talk to us today. gregg: bradley manning, the army private sentenced to 35 years in prison for one of the biggest intelligence leaks in
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Aug 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
affairs says it is processing more claims than ever. >>> the nsa bugged the united nations and has been spying on countries at the headquarters for a year. this according to a german newspaper. spies reportedly cracking the coding system for a video conference room according to secret documents provided by ed ward snowed. t snowden. spies monitor movements in 80 embassies and consulates across the globe. >>> the mtv video music awards were all about justin timberlake. ♪ >> it was an awesome performance. timberlake took home the top prize of the night, shred i don't of the year for his song mirrors. he also received the michael jackson video van guard award. ♪ >> timberlake talking about former boy bandmates n sync who joined him on stage for a special performance. the last time they sang together was back in 2003 and justin said that it was great to be with them again. >> he gave them credit for giving him a start. which that was very nice. >>> in serious news this morning, president obama will award the military's top honor to army staff sergeant ty carter this afternoon. he will r
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Aug 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
bugging, the united nations? a new report says america's spy agency, the nsa, targeted u.n. headquarters. in minutes, what the latest allegations against the nsa could mean for washington and our allies. and when you run with the bulls, you want to dodge the horns. but there's another danger lurking in america's newest past time, the drones over the sand. no really, you have to watch out for those, too, apparently. i am harris faulkner. the pope, leader of one billion catholics around the world has spoken about syria. as you know, world governments, including our own, are pondering what to do about the civil war in syria creating millions of refugees, putting pressure on neighboring muslim countries and potentially punching holes in an already fragile imbalance there. it could be the opening for terrorists to capitalize on the chaos in syria. aside from the wrangling by the politicians and diplomats, today, pope francis called for action, urging the international community to step up efforts to help syria end the war. the pope addressed tens of thousands of worshippers in st. peter's squ
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Aug 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
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Aug 25, 2013 3:00am PDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
before being granted even the possibility of parole. al jazeera washington. >> the nsa collected up to 56,000 e-mails and other communications by americans with no connection to o terrorism ovr the past three years. they show that the nsa was ordered to find ways to limit the information it collects and how long it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> the nsa collected up to 50 million e-mails and other communication buys americans with no connection to terrorism over three years, this information revealed today after the nsa did he classified three secret u.s. court opinions. they also show that the nsa was order today find ways to limit the information it collects and how long it keeps it. in south korea, where it's already thursday, workers are heading back in to north korea to reopen the instrument park. south korean officials say 253 business men and women have begun crossing the border in to north korea, they are heading to inspect the facilities there. but countries agreed last week to resume operations if their trouble joint -- at their trouble joint industrial park. it closed in april due to concerns over north korea's nuclear program. i one of the most intriguing thames otales of fault our in mn china. once a rising star in china. on thursday he goes on trial facing charges of corruption, and abusive power, all tinged with a tale of murder, we track the plunge from the party elite and how his memory is being wiped from t
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Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm PDT
a break. >>> in the meantime, no way to the nsa. why the lawmakers are saying the best way to defund the agency right now. the "cashin' in" crew is all over it at the bottom of the hour. >>> one of the largest stock exchanges stopped cold for three hours. they're calling it technical difficulties. when i first felt the diabetic nerve pain, of course i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning... to like 1,000 bees that were just stinging my feet. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause rious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right ay if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in md or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eyesight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores friabetes. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet. do
Aug 25, 2013 10:00pm PDT
it is not a real product and is not for sale. >>> the nsa scandal widens the international organization that was reportedly the target of spying by the united states. >> and it is called revenge porn and california lawmakers want it to stop. the possible penalty for posting intimate picks of your ex. >> in weather low clouds and fog already pushing back into the bay. coming up a break down of drizzle chances for the monday morning commute, and we'll highlight the warmest days of the week. [ superfan ] we're hitting the road to help america discover the new helper. you've got to try this sweet & sour chicken helper. i didn't know they made chicken. crunchy taco or four cheese lasagna? can i get another one of those actually? [ superfan ] hey, america, we're here to help. ♪ too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. >>> continuing coverage now of the crisis in syria. today the syrian government announced it will allow the united nations to inspect the site of an alleged chemical weapons attac
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
a thing. >> absolutely. the other big national security story, the nsa and surveillance programs. yet more revelations just this past week. wall street journal reporting it covers 75% of all internet traffic in the united states. cokie, my question to you, the public has been supportive of these programs, but these drip, drip, drip revelations, are we going to reach a tipping point? >> doesn't look like it at the moment. i think, you know, we're going to have senator feinstein is going to hold hearings when congress is back in session. and there will be a libertarian and liberal coalition of people saying we've got to stop this. but i would be very, very surprised if congress actually does anything about this. >> well, the first thing they should do is have a little bit more oversight. when you see the pfizer court and others talking about violations, that's a problem. and the president and the administration needs to get ahead of this dripping and leaking because more is being revealed every day. >> when the president came out and announced he was going to do some reforms and review all o
Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
documents on wednesday on nsa surveillance programs surely before a senate committee hearing. officials from the fbi, nsa, and justice department testified about the use of the foreign intelligence surveillance act to gather information on u.s. citizens. this part of the hearing is under two hours. >> good morning. today, the issue of committee will scrutinize government surveillance programs conducted on the foreign intelligence surveillance act or if i said. 11,he years since september congress has repeatedly expanded the scope of pfizer and has given the government sweeping new powers to collect information on law-abiding americans. we must consider whether those laws have gone too far. americans have learned that one of these authorities, section hasof the usa patriot act been secretly interpreted to authorize the collection of phone records on an unprecedented scale. information was leaked about fisa, whichopf authorizes the collection of to medications of foreigners overseas. condone the way these and other highly classified programs are disclosed. i am concerned about the of intellige
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
, were breaking the law in terms of nsa spying, were not warrantless wire tapping like was done in the bush administration with no cries of impeachment from the right, but things they have to say they support. >> look, maureen dowd goes out there and says it this weekend, and i am readying myself for the conservative arrows as i read the words of maureen dowd in the new york times. the race thing, which is a very, you know, people will argue about this, but the amount of hatred that is focused on this president is not just about legislation. >> right. it is -- there is a thread from -- there was a nice piece in the "new york times" about this, the same birther crowd that is just fundamentally not accepted the legitimacy of this person being the president of the united states and it is not a very far drumming from he was not born here, he was born in kenya and therefore to let us get him out of office in any way possible. >> ben, your colleague at "new york" magazine jonathan chait has a good metaphor. they says they are not ready to impeach. on the otherhand they have little dou
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Aug 24, 2013 5:30pm EDT
. >> gregg: and brand-new allegations of abuse coming out of the nsa scandal. this time involving workers spying on love interests. really? didn't we used to call that stalking? we've got details. >> we are today standing in the midst of that eternal flame. if we could all but catch a flicker from that ferocious plan of freedom, we could each light a small candle with courage and in our own voice cry out, this little light of mine. i'm gonna let it shine! >> arthel: and remembering a dream. events this weekend recalling the reverend dr. martin luther king, junior's leading the famous march on washington 50 summers ago that changed america forever. >>> we begin with this fox news alert. the west is on fire with little sign of help from mother nature. about 200 square miles burning along the edge of california's yosemite national park. san francisco in a state of emergency with power and water supplies threatened. more than 2500 firefighters are battling the blaze, but they're not even close to bringing the so-called rim fire under control. several homes are destroyed and thousands more thr
Aug 31, 2013 11:00am PDT
apparently are supportive of some action at this point, but if you recall, the nsa funding vote, do you remember the justin conners vote a couple weeks ago where they came close to passing a bill that would be taking money away on the nsa surveillance, and it was a phreut on both parties on the bill, and very narrowly it got defeated. that's a way to look at how the vote on syria will go. you will see the republicans and the liberal wing of the democratic party, and the isolationist wing of the republican party, they were on the losing side, but boy did they come close and they got 200 plus votes. >> chuck, it would seem to me that this is not just going to be a vote on military action in syria. this is in a lot of ways going to be a vote on america's role in the world moving forward. no? >> that's right. should america play the world's police officer, right? are we the ones in charge of deciding when an international law is broken, like assad did with the chemical weapons, since there is no other country willing to step up, is this the role of the united states? it's the role the unite
Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm EDT
strike fighter program, and then a senior contributor for defense on his article on what the nsa were charged probably looks like, all of that tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. on c-span and c-span radio, and tomorrow, a two -- they bus to her, talking about college costs syracuse, newin york, that will be live on c- hall is backe town tomorrow night. we start at 7:00 30 eastern, and education will be the education will be the focus. we hope you join us tomorrow night for c-span townhall. >> season two of first ladies begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of edith roosevelt. all this month, we show you encore presentations of season one. every weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, tonight it is lucretia garfield. ♪ >> it's only in recent years that a lot of scholarship has focused on the fact that their marriage was in its early phases. >> i think in the early years, james found her a bit distant and cold. as the years went by, she had a tremendous influence on him. >> they spent a lot of time on their children. they thought that education was an emancipating factor. >>
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am PDT
the surveillance said it was fundamentally different than what they were led to believe as the nsa sweeped up thousands of e-mails from americans with absolutely no ties to terrorism. amid growing controversy comes more revelations the national security agency illegally collected tens of thousands of americans' e-mails. new declassified documents show the nsa collected nearly 60,000 communications a year for three years ending in to 11, it includes e-mails and other internet activity. the court also said the nsa misrepresented the scope of its effort. >> very disturbing, a national security agency has extraordinary surveillance capabilities and these tools are supposed to be directed toward adversaries in the united states, not toward the american public. >> reporter: the nsa says it collected the data by mistake. senior intelligence official telling reporters there was a "technological problem that could not be avoided rather than any overreach." meantime intelligence officials are denying a media report that the nsa sifts through and has access to 75% of online communications in the u.s. th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. the nsa is in the spotlight once again. the national security administration, this time facing new allegations of spying on the u.n. policy, and just prescribe the facts. >>> more revelations from leaker edward snowden about the extent of spying by the nsa. national security agency tapped into the united nations video conference system by decrypting it. that according to documents provided by snowden to the german magazine "der spiegel" saying the nsa decripped more than 450 communications from the u.n.'s headquarters in new york. u.s. army major nadal hasan will face a military jury on monday. they will have to decide whether he lives or whether he dies. he was found guilty in connection with the 2009 fort hood sheeting. one carlos molina has more on the tasks the jury faces. >> the conviction was never in doubt. >> unanimous finding of guilty to the first charge of 13 counts of premeditated murder and guilty of 32 counts of the additional charges of attempted premeditated number. >> determiningly the fate of u.s. army major nadal hasamgins monday. his fate will be in the hands of
Aug 17, 2013 10:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2013] now to the u.s. and its surveillance program by the nsa. overstepped its legal authority when it was doing unauthorized surveillance of americans and foreign targets. patrick leahy announced on friday that he wanted to hold another hearing on the nsa. we talked to another reporter about it. >> we are joined by jennifer martinez on the hill. why is patrick leahy calling for another hearing on the nsa? >> there was another report published by the washington post late thursday. broken had repeatedly promises rules and overstepped its authority. came out with a statement saying he remains concerned that congress is still not getting straightforward answers from the nsa and that they hope to hold another hearing when congress returns to get answers. >> how bad was the report the washington post published on thursday? >> it is definitely pretty damning. it puts the administration in a worse position than it was with the surveillance program. it also calls into question the statement that the president made that the press conference and at the white house and other sta
Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to defend weeks later why the nsa program has expanded so much pain when you want to get the allies outside saying he essential as we stand firm against the islamic terrorism after the president says the war is almost over. and being in congress, i support the nsa program. we went through the nuances and the details. but apart from that or maybe in congress and apart from a better america, you know, blame america first crowd that may be in congress i think one of the main reasons why we have a hard time maintaining support for the programs such as the nsa is because the president has undercut us and manly speaks in a schizophrenic way. he should be the one out there on national television. he should be the one out there instead of talking about phony scandals he should be talking about the phony speeches that he's made about islamic terrorism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. [applause] so we are really against a situation where the people are being considered, republicans and some conservatives are defending a program of the left-of-center president refuses to defend himself
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
everything i posted and explanations. so i will talk to you very briefly about the nsa, and that is something i have been very involved with, trying to rein in the out-of-control nature of what is going on right now with our surveillance programs, and that is something that i have spent, as you have probably seen from the news, a lot of time doing over the past couple of months. what the nsa has been doing him as has been declassified now, is collecting the phone records of every single person in the united states, regardless of whether you are under suspicion of anything, so, in other seen from the news, a lot of time doing over the past couple words, the nsa has a database, and they actually collect every time you call someone. they collect the call that was made. they tell you which numbers were connected, the duration of the call, and they keep other sorts of what they call metadata on your calls. they have been doing this for quite some time, but it was recently disclosed, and the problem, of course, is they are doing it without any suspicion. it does not matter if you have a connection
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
, did the united states national security agency, the nsa, by the help of internet companies for surveillance programs? newspaper claims to have documents showing the to websiteslions like facebook and google, though they have denied all knowledge prism. yahoo admits receiving money for compulsory called a process imposed by the government. at first it was bill gates, itadays steve ballmer -- now is steve ballmer -- the tiddly woman credited with transforming -- the two man credited with have re-ing microsoft signed. thecompany has long faced decision for for failing to identity rapid changes in the i.t. world and now the search is on for a new boss. >> steve ballmer is most at home selling his product and performing in front of an audience. his enthusiasm is legendary. >> it really is an exciting, exciting day. >> steve ballmer was hand-picked by bill gates to bring commercial savvy to a company where being called a nerd was a complement. wingate stepped down, steve ballmer took over the operation, but -- when bill gates stepped down, steve homer took over the entire -- stev
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. and the push ahead of the investigation of a partner who helped edward snowden leak nsa secrets. >> we're going get to the wall street in just a moment, but let's go to the snowden piece. can we get to the snowden piece? all right. the saga surrounding the tension of the partner of a journalist who helped nsa leaker edward snowden moved to a courtroom today. david miranda's lawyers want the police to stop seeing the material that they seized on sunday: we have more now from london. >> reporter: the court's decision can best be described as a partial victory for both sides. david miranda's lawyers came here hoping to persuade the court that their client had been detained illegally when the police stopped him at heathrow. they used legislation designed to stop terrorist suspect but not journalists. the equipment seized from their client should be returned to their client and the police should be barred from examining the material on that equipment. the equipment included a laptop and memory sticks. it was confident and the confidentiality of it should be preserved. however, the police said the r
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Aug 26, 2013 8:00pm EDT
their investigating report that the national security agency hacked into un internal communications. the former nsa contractor edward snowden has provided documents that prove the spying charge. it shows the nsa was secretly monitoring the un's videoconferencing system just last year. >> a military will be deciding life behind bars or death sentence for nidal hasan. the sentencing phase is expected to last about two or three days. the jury is hearing impact statements from those affected by the mass killing. >>> president obama has given the nation's highest military honor in a ceremony at the white house. the army staff sergeant carter was awarded the medal of honor. >>> doctors at duke university are experimenting with a new approach to treat overweight patients. they are encouraging them not to loose, just to maintain their weight. they divided nearly 200 obese or overweight african american women in two groups. half of the women received the usual weight loss counseling, the other group were put in a program called shape. they were given a ymca membership, and told to eat better. the goal was t
Aug 7, 2013 9:00am EDT
snowden, i was leading the fight in congress to take the nsa to task on warrant was spying on americans. i wrote the legislation to repeal the patriot act and the fisa amendmentamendment s act. throughout my career, throughout this campaign, i have been advancing the bold idea that we need to extend the american dream to all americans. bold ideas people be talking about tonight >> moderator: thank you very much. next opening statement, the speaker of the silly, sheila oliver. oliver: i appreciate opportunity to be here this evening to engage in dialogue with my opponents in this quest to fill the seat of the late senator frank lautenberg. it might hope that the voters of new jersey listen intently this evening as we focus on issues that are not just important to capitol hill, but those issues that are important to the people that live in this state. every u.s. senator connie of an obligation to engage in moving the agenda of the nation forward. but you should also use that representation to help move an agenda forward for the state of new jersey and its citizens. as a legislative leader, i
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
we're talking about it right now is because there are very strict compliance standards at the nsa that much for for compliance issues, that tabulate them, document them, and put in place measures that will correct them when they occur. >> where is their tabulation of the domestic scene -- surveillance? but this is specifically at the -- >> this is a program that is specifically as it relates to foreign intelligence and foreign surveillance for our national security purposes. i think the wall street journal in respect was pretty risk -- it pretty specific about the aims of that program and how some of those goals were achieved. at the same time, when this president took office, he acknowledged in a news conference with all of you that he had inherent skepticism about these programs. about whether they did properly strike a balance between protecting our national security and protecting our privacy rights that all americans enjoy. as a result of that skepticism, he ordered a review of these programs, and as a result of that review, some steps were taken to put in place stricter comp
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